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El Jefe
11-17-2009, 02:45 PM
I have a 22 page final for my Sociology class, and I thought that was a bit extreme. It's due in 3 weeks, but I have already banged it out, and just need to type it. Anyone write any 25+ page papers, or anyone write a thesis? Just curious.

AndChiefs
11-17-2009, 02:47 PM
I had a 20 pager in undergrad but that was my max.

loochy
11-17-2009, 02:57 PM
I wrote a 50 page paper on ERP's in my graduate logistics course. It had a lot of charts and tables though.

thecoffeeguy
11-17-2009, 02:58 PM
79 page...

Crashride
11-17-2009, 03:09 PM
I never understood how colleges do that to students. I guess you have to weed some people out somehow.

angelo
11-17-2009, 03:13 PM
I had to do a 72 page HACCP report for a client this year.

Ang

loochy
11-17-2009, 03:16 PM
I never understood how colleges do that to students. I guess you have to weed some people out somehow.

It's really not all that hard once you get in depth on the subject. The hard part is when you have to write an essay and adequately explain an idea within a fixed short amount of time.

BY1401
11-17-2009, 03:16 PM
I wrote a 12 pager in my Environmental Design class. I don't remember what it was about, but she made us use 11 point font and 1.5 line spacing, so it was like the equivalent of 50 pages, give or take.

Dayze
11-17-2009, 03:18 PM
it's stories like these that make me/made me avoid college like the plague.

I just don't have the patience, or the 'thrist' for knowledge of any given subject that would allow me to write a paper of that magnitude.

You guys have more determination that I do (I mean that as a compliment).

Stewie
11-17-2009, 03:19 PM
Blaise Pascal said something like, "Sorry this paper wasn't shorter but I didn't have time." There's a ton of truth in that.

Jilly
11-17-2009, 03:20 PM
100 page paper for my Master's. Don't talk to me about long papers...in seminary, I was calling 20 page papers "short" papers by the time I graduated.

BY1401
11-17-2009, 03:33 PM
100 page paper for my Master's. Don't talk to me about long papers...in seminary, I was calling 20 page papers "short" papers by the time I graduated.

I almost went into the Seminary.

True story.

Pitt Gorilla
11-17-2009, 03:36 PM
Dissertation. I don't recall the exact length, but it was 200+.

rageeumr
11-17-2009, 03:40 PM
20 pager. It almost ended me.

BY1401
11-17-2009, 03:40 PM
I once composed an internet message board post that was so long, people were all like: "You need to split that into paragraphs. We're not going to read it like it is. It's too long."

Chiefless
11-17-2009, 03:41 PM
it's stories like these that make me/made me avoid college like the plague.

I just don't have the patience, or the 'thrist' for knowledge of any given subject that would allow me to write a paper of that magnitude.

You guys have more determination that I do (I mean that as a compliment).

That's one of the reasons I studied art. Once I got done with my sophomore english classes I rarely had to write anything. The trade off was spending 30+ hrs per week IN class...I easily spent 10-15 more working out of class and had a part time job. gawd I miss those days.

KurtCobain
11-17-2009, 03:41 PM
I had to do a 25 page report on why I suck for a drug treatment program in the MDOC. Opened my eyes.

morphius
11-17-2009, 03:45 PM
10 pages for macro economics, though I might have had some programs that were longer, lol.

Captain Obvious
11-17-2009, 03:45 PM
100 or so for the thesis. Will need a lot more than that a few years down the road for the dissertation.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 03:46 PM
I'm going to win this, at least on a lifetime basis. Lemme go take a picture.

MOhillbilly
11-17-2009, 03:49 PM
maybe front and back in HS.;)

Tactical Funky
11-17-2009, 03:49 PM
50 pages on environmental mitigation studies and cost-benefit analysis on the dredging Clinton Reservoir.

Fun times.

MOhillbilly
11-17-2009, 03:50 PM
100 or so for the thesis. Will need a lot more than that a few years down the road for the dissertation.

dude my dads masters of physics thesis fills a huge box.

MOhillbilly
11-17-2009, 03:51 PM
50 pages on environmental mitigation studies and cost-benefit analysis on the dredging Clinton Reservoir.

Fun times.


just readin that made me wanna put a gun to your head.

Tactical Funky
11-17-2009, 03:56 PM
just readin that made me wanna put a gun to your head.
It would have been merciful at the time.

phillip
11-17-2009, 03:56 PM
I'm doing a 25-page paper for a law school seminar right now. Due December 1. It's absolutely terrible.

CoMoChief
11-17-2009, 03:57 PM
22pages for me. Got a C on it because when you get to about 15 pages, you really just stop caring at that point.

Because ....
First: Who in the **** is gonna take their time to read the whole ****ing thing. I bet in a huge paper like that, you could draw a pic of the professor getting it hard right up the ass from a monkey in the middle of it and he wouldn't notice.....if he did then you got that "one" professor.

Secondly: In most cases, do you really need to write something that ****ing long to get a point across? To me that's rediculous. Writing papers doesn't teach you anything other than how to "find" the research. And with the internet now, it's become much easier than previous generations.

I applaud teachers that don't make their students write long term papers. It's pointless and most of the time nobody reads the final draft anyways. Which ever one looks the best gets the best grade and so on. It really makes no sense to me.

DeezNutz
11-17-2009, 03:58 PM
22pages for me. Got a C on it because when you get to about 15 pages, you really just stop caring at that point.

Because ....
First: Who in the **** is gonna take their time to read the whole ****ing thing. I bet in a huge paper like that, you could draw a pic of the professor getting it hard right up the ass from a monkey and he wouldn't notice.....if he did then you got that "one" professor.

Secondly: In most cases, do you really need to write something that ****ing long to get a point across? To me that's rediculous. Writing papers doesn't teach you anything other than how to "find" the research. And with the internet now, it's become much easier than previous generations.

I applaud teachers that don't make their students write long term papers. It's pointless and most of the time nobody reads them. Which ever one looks the best gets the best grade and so on. It really makes no sense to me.

New knowledge is never created.

Nothing comes of extensive, in-depth, nuanced analysis.

jAZ
11-17-2009, 03:59 PM
I'm sure I've had a lot of of reports, papers, projects, business plans that when combined with charts and appendix, etc were 30-100 pages.

wildcat09
11-17-2009, 03:59 PM
my master's thesis was huge......I underachieved at 125.

Iowanian
11-17-2009, 03:59 PM
I did a 2 part, 90some page study for a client last year.


I've got a 4037 page manifesto to unleash at some point.

banyon
11-17-2009, 04:01 PM
100 page paper for my Master's. Don't talk to me about long papers...in seminary, I was calling 20 page papers "short" papers by the time I graduated.

This is pretty similar to me, except that even after I graduated, i still get to write 30+ page "briefs" on occasion.

mikeyis4dcats.
11-17-2009, 04:03 PM
43 pages on using trenchless technologies for utility line replacement.

Sully
11-17-2009, 04:04 PM
It was supposed to be 20 fort undergrad "thesis." ended up 30 pages.

Buck
11-17-2009, 04:04 PM
Once I took a course on Mexican/ Central American History.

After about 3 classes the teacher told us our final would be a 50 page paper.

I immediately dropped the class.

DaFace
11-17-2009, 04:05 PM
I regularly write reports that can be anywhere from 25-300 pages long. The one I'm writing right now is currently at 168 pages. Of course, a lot of that is made up of graphs, but still.

NewChief
11-17-2009, 04:05 PM
120 page thesis for my MA.

KCChiefsMan
11-17-2009, 04:15 PM
I wrote a few paragraphs once about how girl robots would change the world

Mojo Jojo
11-17-2009, 04:19 PM
322 pages during Grad School. That included end notes and credits/sources etc.

Red Beans
11-17-2009, 04:26 PM
27 page history research paper for my capstone history class.

wutamess
11-17-2009, 04:27 PM
Had to write a 100 page book on Computers in order to get my BS in CSC

38yrsfan
11-17-2009, 04:37 PM
I never understood how colleges do that to students. I guess you have to weed some people out somehow.

Usually they call that process "tuition, books and fees".

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 04:38 PM
Here's part of my body of work. I need to get a new bookshelf.


Okay, in fairness I didn't write all of these. I'm probably the original author of maybe 15 percent of it, and edited probably 70 percent of it. There's probably another shelf or two that's not printed that should be added.

However, in addition to these I probably have another two shelves of work that I wrote from my previous job that's stored away and not on these bookshelves, and I've probably got another three shelves worth of proposals that we don't print where I'm the author.

And it's all fascinating.

The biggest single report is probably around 1,500 pages, though much of that is tables.

Bearcat2005
11-17-2009, 05:43 PM
89 page thesis for my master's, took almost 8 months of reading to prepare for it

bowener
11-17-2009, 05:50 PM
I never understood how colleges do that to students. I guess you have to weed some people out somehow.

Do what? Expect that a student be able to write a coherent rather short paper?

20 pages is roughly only 6,000 words anyway. Compared to what people have to do in graduate studies that isn't too terrible. It isn't easy either, just have to do what is expected of you, read your material and listen during lectures.

For the OP, I've probably written 5 that were around 20 pages, the longest being 22 I believe.

Most of the papers I wrote throughout college had to be around 10-12 pages.

bowener
11-17-2009, 05:53 PM
Usually they call that process "tuition, books and fees".

Nice. Very good post.

cdcox
11-17-2009, 06:16 PM
Dissertation was around 350.

cdcox
11-17-2009, 06:22 PM
43 pages on using trenchless technologies for utility line replacement.

I'd gouge my eyes out with a fork before I made it through reading that. I usually put an upper limit on the papers I assign for class. Most boring reading ever.

Mizzou_8541
11-17-2009, 06:26 PM
I wrote a 80-page patrol order once. Actually, it was a tactical excerise without troops. I had to handwrite it so it probably would been considerable less pages typed.

Jenson71
11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
I think about 23 for an original history paper. It was about the founding of my high school. The best part was talking with the archivist priest in Dubuque and hearing him talk about how good it was before Vatican II.

Then there was another 23-25 paper for a graduate class last semester at WPU. That was about individualism in American history looking comparatively through 4 main books.

If you can write a long, substantial paper, my hat's off to you.

Valiant
11-17-2009, 07:15 PM
I have a 22 page final for my Sociology class, and I thought that was a bit extreme. It's due in 3 weeks, but I have already banged it out, and just need to type it. Anyone write any 25+ page papers, or anyone write a thesis? Just curious.

Was suppose to write a 100page thesis paper at Park... The class was a year long(two semesters, plus summer).. First semester was just gathering materials, summer was putting them together.. Dropped it during the Summer when I found out I didn't actually have to have the class to graduate, it is only for newer History Majors.. Got about 35pages written before I found out.. Wasted about grand..

Sad thing is we had a teacher transfer in from the East Coast, each class was 2 25 papers... Fucker never gave A's.. Lucky for me my adviser only gave me 5 of his courses in 3 semesters.. Sucked ass for those semesters..

Valiant
11-17-2009, 07:20 PM
Here's part of my body of work. I need to get a new bookshelf.


Okay, in fairness I didn't write all of these. I'm probably the original author of maybe 15 percent of it, and edited probably 70 percent of it. There's probably another shelf or two that's not printed that should be added.

However, in addition to these I probably have another two shelves of work that I wrote from my previous job that's stored away and not on these bookshelves, and I've probably got another three shelves worth of proposals that we don't print where I'm the author.

And it's all fascinating.

The biggest single report is probably around 1,500 pages, though much of that is tables.

I bow my head to you, I hate hate hate writing anything over 10-12 pages.. Mainly because I hate the work or quoting and using the correct format for professors..

el borracho
11-17-2009, 07:25 PM
I've written a handful of papers that were 30-someodd pages long and a couple of 20-somethings.

88TG88
11-17-2009, 07:26 PM
Around 12 pages in high school. I really dont mind long papers as long as the subject is interesting.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
11-17-2009, 07:53 PM
College? 44 pages - mini-thesis

Work? 194 pages technical document

Writing? 400 page novel (115,000 words - handwritten)

PACHIEFSFAN
11-17-2009, 07:55 PM
Did a 35 page investigative report on a homicide in a Federal Prison. Those were just my report, not the volumes of paperwork collected in the investigation, notes, and evidence collected. My report was central to the AUSA's prosecution and the suspect pleading guilty.

cdcox
11-17-2009, 07:56 PM
College? 44 pages - mini-thesis

Work? 194 pages technical document

Writing? 400 page novel (115,000 words - handwritten)

Curious, why do you hand write your novels?

DJ's left nut
11-17-2009, 07:58 PM
52 pages on the policy and passage of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It wasn't quite as awful as I thought it would be. I went to the Truman Library and spent several days parsing through Presidential letters, microfiche copies of Congressional hearings, etc... to put it together.

mikeyis4dcats.
11-17-2009, 08:04 PM
I'd gouge my eyes out with a fork before I made it through reading that. I usually put an upper limit on the papers I assign for class. Most boring reading ever.

thats the kind of thing you get in a technical writing class

Steron
11-17-2009, 08:08 PM
88 page evaluation of the Finjan Security Appliance.

cdcox
11-17-2009, 08:10 PM
thats the kind of thing you get in a technical writing class

I teach a class on water distribution and sewer system design, so I'm well aware of the subject. Just can't imagine how I'd plow through 42 pages of that.

mikeyis4dcats.
11-17-2009, 08:15 PM
I teach a class on water distribution and sewer system design, so I'm well aware of the subject. Just can't imagine how I'd plow through 42 pages of that.

it was rough stuff. I don't even like infrastructure or heavy/highway, I do buildings.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 08:16 PM
When I took a freshman English class, I remember an assignment where the professor invited students to write on any topic they wanted. Anything they wanted. And some guy chose to write his paper on coal slurry systems in the western U.S. or some such thing. It was at that early stage that I probably should have realized that I wasn't a natural-born engineer.

Jenson71
11-17-2009, 08:17 PM
When I took a freshman English class, I remember an assignment where the professor invited students to write on any topic they wanted. Anything they wanted. And some guy chose to write his paper on coal slurry systems in the western U.S. or some such thing. It was at that early stage that I probably should have realized that I wasn't a natural-born engineer.

What'd you write yours on?

SNR
11-17-2009, 08:20 PM
98 pages. Master's thesis.

I'm thinking about writing a book now on the same subject. I just don't have the energy, though. That thesis is what killed any inner child I might have had left in me.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 08:21 PM
What'd you write yours on?

Aerothermodynamic compression impacts in jet turbines. Why?



Actually, I don't remember. I remember at one point in that class writing a paper on the history of the marathon race, but I don't remember if it was that assignment. I can guarantee you it had nothing to do with engineering, though.

Rain Man
11-17-2009, 08:23 PM
I've never thought about this before, but I wonder if someone getting an education master's has ever written a master's thesis about master's theses. I'll bet it's been done.

OnTheWarpath58
11-17-2009, 10:12 PM
I've never thought about this before, but I wonder if someone getting an education master's has ever written a master's thesis about master's theses. I'll bet it's been done.

ROFL

I'll store that one away for mine.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-17-2009, 10:16 PM
Thesis:168 pages.

OnTheWarpath58
11-17-2009, 10:17 PM
Thesis:168 pages.

I forgot, what is your Masters in?

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
11-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Curious, why do you hand write your novels?

It was my first one and we only had one computer at the time. Since my wife was knee deep into doing a Computer Engineering Masters, she got the computer Monday - Friday and I transcribed my pages on Sat/Sun.

I used this opportunity to do my first set of edits to the story.

Although, I find now that it's distracting to write on the computer. Too big an opportunity to edit, rewrite, play with, etc. instead of just pushing on to the end of the story and then worrying about the rewrites.

Besides, I can carry a small notebook with me everywhere and pencils don't run out of electricity. :)

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-17-2009, 10:19 PM
I forgot, what is your Masters in?

Fancy Term: Literary and Textual Studies.

Reality: English Lit.

Thesis was on the banality of evil as shown through the effects of the nuclear arms race and the militarization of the planet after World War II, focused specifically through a 14.5 hour long documentary called Resan or "The Journey" by a British filmmaker named Peter Watkins.

SCTrojan
11-18-2009, 04:55 AM
Master's thesis - I think it was 80+ pages, IIRC.

Pioli Zombie
11-18-2009, 05:12 AM
Mecca wrote an 892 thesis titled "The Draft is My Thing"
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RedThat
11-18-2009, 07:29 AM
98 pages. Master's thesis.

I'm thinking about writing a book now on the same subject. I just don't have the energy, though. That thesis is what killed any inner child I might have had left in me.

I find that having to come up with a really strong thesis is always the most difficult part of an essay.

Mr_Tomahawk
11-18-2009, 07:31 AM
fortyblueteen pages...it was long.

KCinNY
11-18-2009, 08:35 AM
I did a 42 page paper for my senior thesis.

I got an A, but the damn thing nearly killed me.

Delano
11-18-2009, 08:50 AM
My longest university paper was 32 pages. The subject was Lakota Indians.

For work, I've got a (currently 55 page) Environmental Assessment that will easily reach 100+ pages when completed. The subject is a Historic Impoundment Repair project.